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Details About The Char Dham Yatra

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Overview

The Char Dhams are the well-known four Hindu pilgrimage sites, located in Uttarakhand among the majestic Himalayan ranges. Four locations make up the Hindu Char Dham pilgrimage circuit: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. The Hindu religion holds a high regard for all of these places. Every Hindu seeks forgiveness above all else by making at least one journey to the holy sites during their lifespan to attain moksha.

 

The best time for the Char Dham Yatra is around October to December.

The Char Dham Yatra is supposed to be completed in a clockwise rotation, due to this, the pilgrimage begins in Yamunotri, travels through Gangotri, Kedarnath, and ends in Badrinath. 

 

Char Dham Package

Char Dham Package serves the best for tourists. A Char Dham YatraHere are some of the Char Dham Packages listed below:-

 

Package Duration Amount (Rs.)
Char Dham Package 7 days / 6 nights Rs. 27,800
Char Dham Family Package  (4 persons) 9 days / 8 nights Rs. 48,900
Char Dham Luxurious Package with sightseeing 10 days / 9 nights Rs. 53,700
Char Dham Exclusive Package 10 days / 9 nights Rs. 51,200

Inclusions 

The above tour includes:-

  1. Daily Breakfast and Dinner in a hotel.

Ii. Transportation from Delhi to Delhi is as mentioned in the itinerary.

Iii. A number of days of accommodation is mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions

The above tour excludes:-

  1. Any rescue or evacuation expenses related to a major natural disaster.

Ii. Any meals, including those not included above.

Iii. Any personal expenses, including drinks, laundry, telephone/fax calls, photography/video camera fees, mineral water when hiking or on a tour, etc.

Iv. Any potter or phone fees.

  1. Current relevant taxes are 5%.

Duration of the Trip

The Char Dham Yatra can be completed in a span of around eight to nine days with an average cost of Rs,35,000. Throughout the journey of Char Dham Yatra, the temperature during the night and even during the day remains remarkably low, around  10-degree celsius to fifteen-degree celsius.

 Short Itinerary 

A short itinerary for Char Dham Yatra is discussed below:-

1: Delhi to Haridwar

2: Haridwar to Barkot

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3: Barkot to Yamuna

4: the Yamuna to Gangotri

5: Uttarkashi to Sitapur

6: Gaurikund to Kedarnath

7: Kedarnath to Rudraprayag

8: Rudraprayag to Badrinath

9: Badrinath to Birhi

10: Birhi to Rishikesh

Badrinath Temple

 The ancient temple, which is located in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal hills, is mentioned in ancient scriptures including the Vishnu Purana. You may find a Lord Badrinarayana shaligram deity here at the main shrine. It is believed that Lord Vishnu meditated here while oblivious to the chilly surroundings. Then, a Badri Tree, representing the goddess Lakshmi, shielded him. 

Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple, which is dedicated to the goddess Yamuna, is located at a height of roughly 3,291 meters in the western Garhwal Himalayas. River Yamuna, India’s second holiest river, has its beginnings in Yamunotri. As a result, one of the  Char Dham pilgrimage locations is the Yamunotri Temple. 

 

Yamunotri Temple is surrounded by tranquility thanks to the towering mountains, the captivating springs of Surya Kund and Gouri Kund, which flow hot and cold water separately, and the elegantly flowing River Yamuna. Yamunotri is also the name of the glacier surrounding the Yamunotri temple.

Gangotri Temple

One of the four Chota Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand, Gangotri Temple is the highest temple devoted to Goddess Ganga and is located at a height of 3,100 meters. The venerated Ganga River is personified as the Goddess Ganga. 

 

The Greater Himalayan Range, Deodar and pine trees, and the serene white temple are all around it. Alongside Gangotri Temple flows the sacred Bhagirathi, one of the two headstreams of the Ganga.

Kedarnath Temple

One of the holiest pilgrimage sites in Northern India is the Kedarnath Temple, which is 3584 meters above sea level and situated on the banks of the Mandakini River. “Kedar Khand” is the area’s historical name. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India, Kedarnath Temple is located in Uttarakhand and is a component of the Char Dhams and Panch Kedar.

 

Sightseeing

  • Yamunotri is the sacred residence of Goddess Yamuna and the first Dham of the “Char Dhams.” The River Yamuna comes from this area. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Yamuna is the sister of Lord Yama (the God of Death), hence bathing in the sacred waters of Yamuna results in a painless death. The following are the top attractions in Yamunotri.Surya Kund, Divya Shila,Champasar Glacier and many other places.
  • The second “Dham” of the “Char Dham Yatra” is “Gangotri,” the sacred residence of River Goddess Ganga, the river that Hindus hold in the highest regard. The river originates 18 km away at the “Gaumukh Glacier,” where it flows.The list of must-see places in Gangotri never ends, some are Submerged Shivling, Pandava Gufa, Tapovana and Nandanavana and many more.
  • According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva came in front of the Pandavas as a triangle Jyotirlinga in Kedarnath, the third Dham of the “Char Dhams,” to pardon them for the sins of murdering their own brothers and several sages during the Mahabharata battle. The following are Kedarnath’s top tourist destinations, which are Vasuki Tal and Bhairav Temple and so on.
  • Lord Vishnu resides in Badrinath, a sacred town. Only six months of the year, from the final week of April to the first week of November, are dedicated to its operation. Some of the places to visit in Badrinath are Nandprayag, Joshimath, Vishnuprayag, Pandukeshwar and likewise.

Conclusion

A trip to Char Dham Yatra would be spiritual and discover new places and historical significance.

 

PaulFrancis

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